WHO WE ARE

The attorneys at D.S. Erickson & Associates, PLLC apply their knowledge and extensive experience to several primary practice areas, including: creditor rights, health insurance litigationcommercial litigationbusiness law and estate planning.

Each staff member strives to provide the highest level of service to firm clients. Each attorney at D.S. Erickson & Associates is well versed in their respective practice areas. In order to achieve the best possible results in all areas of legal representation, D.S. Erickson & Associates employs highly skilled paralegal, paraprofessional and legal administrative support staff that work closely with firm lawyers. The attention to detail, work ethic and commitment to performance by staff helps to our make D.S. Erickson & Associates a phenomenal team that provides excellent results for clients.

ATTORNEY BIOS

D. Scott Erickson

Founder
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-333-7600

Scott Erickson solves receivables problems and helps clients navigate business opportunities and issues. Representing large, institutional clients to relatively small business entities, Scott offers years of legal experience and business knowledge to client matters and assists clients in reaching their goals. Whether it is solving a collection issue, advising on contracts or offering guidance on complex business concerns, Scott provides sound guidance, curiosity and an “always a way” attitude to each client matter.

Scott founded D.S. Erickson & Associates, PLLC and is the firm’s president and chief manager. He not only advises businesses, he operates one and takes pride in his work family. While not at the firm, Scott can usually be found spending time with his wife and two girls. He spends a lot of time outdoors; he’s chalked up a marathon, loves to travel with his family, hunts birds, fishes, scuba dives, skis and strives to find a swing on the golf course. Not a lot of idle time, but that’s what he prefers.

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Collection Litigation
  • Health Insurance Litigation
  • General Business Representation
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
Education
  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • B.A., University of Minnesota
Classes/Seminars
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, CLE Past Faculty Lecturer, multiple years; How to Collect Debts In Minnesota, speaking on “Working With Your Client” and The 2012 Debtor and Creditor Conference, speaking on “Issues Involving Health Care Related Debt”.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
  • Scott has served and continues to serve on various corporate and charitable boards. He has volunteered with the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility and has participated as a speaker at numerous continuing legal education programs.

Timothy J. Henkel

Partner
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-333-7600; 866-478-7611
Fax: 612-333-7611

Tim Henkel is a litigator and business transactions lawyer. Whether it is a complex insurance contract issue involving multiple institutional and large corporate entities in Federal Court or a routine merchant contract, Tim is deeply analytical, organized, prepared and thorough. Perhaps more importantly, Tim achieves excellent results for firm clients with a solutions oriented approach. Tim gets client matters resolved and enjoys the process.

Tim began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk in Freeborn County District Court, and then joined the firm in 2009 where he has since become a partner. Tim routinely litigates commercial, collection, ERISA, Medicare/Medicaid and other health care related disputes in state and federal courts.

When not practicing law, Tim is spending time with his wife and two boys. He enjoys golf, reading, travel, cheering on Minnesota sports teams and cooking.

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Collection Litigation
  • Health Insurance Litigation
  • General Business Representation
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Western Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Arizona
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
  • State of Minnesota, Judicial Law Clerk, 2008 - 2009
Pro Bono Activities
  • Mitchell Mentor Program, 2009 - 2011
  • Minnesota Fourth Judicial District - Volunteer Ethic Investigator, 2012 - 2013

Gregory E. Hanson

Associate Attorney
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-333-7600; 866-478-7611
Fax: 612-333-7611

Greg Hanson represents some of the largest nonprofit hospitals in Minnesota, Florida and Wisconsin with regard to their various receivable issues, as well as numerous businesses in Minnesota, Florida and Wisconsin in commercial disputes. Greg believes strongly that businesses and individuals remain accountable for their obligations and is committed to protecting firm clients’ interests. Firm clients can count on Greg’s professional and respectful approach to resolving their issues.

Greg also helps individuals and families identify and achieve their estate planning goals. Greg’s planning services include: estate planning, drafting wills and trusts, trust and estate administration, health care directives and business succession planning.

Greg regularly donates his time pro bono as a volunteer for Minnesota Wills for Heroes and is passionate about service. When not practicing law, Greg spends time with his wife and dog usually outdoors. Greg enjoys running, hiking, climbing and cooking.

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Consumer collection litigation
  • Workers’ compensation provider remedies
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Health law compliance
  • Estate planning
  • Trusts and estate administration
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Florida
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
Education
  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Health Law Certificate
    • Health Law Compliance Certificate
  • B.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Honors and Awards
  • North Star Lawyer, 2015-Present
  • Rising Star- Super Lawyers, 2017 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association,Member
  • Florida State Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Sate Bar Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
  • Wills for Heroes

Keith Patton

Associate Attorney
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-333-7600

Keith Patton received his B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 2013, and his J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School in 2016. During law school, Keith was a summer intern at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and worked for the school’s Business Law Clinic. Keith clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Thompson, Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Eight Judicial District, before being hired as an Associate Attorney at D.S. Erickson & Associates, PLLC.

Keith is passionate about using his knowledge and expertise to solve problems for businesses. Whether it’s a complex federal lawsuit for a non-profit hospital, or a lease agreement for a sole proprietor, Keith treats every client with compassion, respect and diligence. Keith volunteers for LegalCORP, helping small businesses that cannot afford legal representation.

When he isn’t sitting at his desk, Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and their crazy cats. He also enjoys playing pickup basketball, golf, cheering on Denver sports teams, and trying new restaurants and recipes.

Areas of Practice
  • Business Transactions
  • Health Insurance Litigation
  • Consumer Collection Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
Education
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • B.S. summa cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • LegalCORPS, Volunteer Attorney, 2017 - Present
Past Employment Positions
  • Minnesota Judicial Branch, Judicial Law Clerk, 2016 - 2017
Pro Bono Activities
  • LegalCORPS, Volunteer Attorney

D.S. Erickson & Associates proactively represents businesses in commercial disputes, as well as entity formation, contracts and other transactional matters. The insurance litigation practice is a unique and distinct practice committed to assisting healthcare providers in contract claim disputes involving health insurance organizations. The creditor rights (collection law) practice is dedicated to the professional, efficient and effective recovery of client receivables. The will, trust and estate practice offers clients personal, thoughtful and thorough representation in planning for loved ones.